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May 31, 1990     Mountain Messenger
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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 31, 1990 1B fall of 1988, Gary Aide of )rte went on a bowhunt for turned out to be quite ). got his trophy bull back )taxidermist and it is on dis- sporting Goods Depart- Discount in Fairlea. )inat story telling of and nine other hunters from Montreal, Canada and from there, to Circle. Once at the camp, over 300 miles from any Gary and his buddies a lot longer than they /because severe weather the planes from coming up. were taken up the to hunt along the rivers rushy banks. The hunting because they had to the caribou to cross the would have to guess would come out of the they could get a shot with a told me he sometimes ,bOO to 600 yards, try to and hide from the doing this all day, it exhausting hunt. over 1,000 caribou in terrain and finally got !Ugh to get his first one at a 10 yards. His second bull at a distance of 35 yards, long shot for any bow. lucky to have another who could operate a because he managed hunt of his second bull on Both of the big bulls for the Pope and Young h he was stranded for l, Gary said he would relish rtunity to go back. The was just like our De- and January weather -- snow all the time. enough to last the extra d~ys i'n' camp ran out of food nothing to eat but boiled On the Local Front Paul Wiseman has a big got while spring gobbler ~rs County. David old and his gobbler pounds. J. D. Nelson is shown with a big By JAMES CREWS smallmouth bass he caught in the Greenbrier River. The fish was 21 inches long and weighed 5 pounds. J. D. told me he caught the trophy bass on a rubber mouse. He wanted to give the lure a try and on the first cast, he hooked the big bass. Alfred Kelly has a big rainbow trout that he caught on May 6. The trout was 22- 1/2 inches long and weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces. This has been a great year for big trout with a lot of fish caught over 20 inches in length. David Paul Wiseman J. D. Nelson Alfred Kelly Lewisburg Baseball Camp es 6 Through The City of Lewisburg will con- duct its second annual baseball camp June 19 through 21. The camp will be for ages 6 through 15. A fee of $25 will be charged. Each camper will be given lunch daily and a t-shirt. Other awards will be presented. Camp will begin at 9 a.m. and end at about 2 p.m. Parents may call and register their child at 645-2080, Lewisburg City Hall. Ask for Janet. On the first day of camp, parents will be expected to sign an injury re- lease form and pay camp fees. There will be a limit to the number of campers, so call early. Camp will be open to boys and girls. Rich Riggleman, assistant base- ball coach at Greenbrier East will di- rect the camp. Coach Riggleman was a former pitcher and first base- man at Concord College. Other coaches and former play- ers will be on hand to aid in the in- struction. They are Darryl Bartley, White Sulphur Springs, former player at Greenbrier East and Glen- ville State College. Coach Bartley is the head baseball coach at Green- brier East 7- the #1 rated high school team in the state. Stacey Houser is head baseball coach at Franklinton, North Carolina and former player at Concord Col- 15 -- June iege. Coach Houser was 1st team all-West Virginia Intercollegiate Ath- letics Conference. Joey Altizer is a former baseball player (outfielder) at Concord Col- lege where he was Honorable-Men- tion AII-WVIAC. Mr Altizer is assis- tant baseball coach at Tazewell, VA Doug Fuller, head baseball coach at Concord College, will be the camp's guest speaker. Tommy McClintock is playing at Concord College, all WVIAC selec- tion his freshman and sophomore year; Concord College's most valu- able player; selected WVIAC player of the week. As a freshman, Mr McClintock led the nation in triples at bat. Mike McDaniels, a former pitcher and 2nd team AII-WVIAC at Con- cord College. Jeff Moran, a former pitcher and teacher at Concord College. Several members of the Green- brier East Squad, which has a .21-2 record and is sectional champion, will assist the instructors. They are Kevin O'Neil, Sam Johnson, Richard Banton, Scott Weikle, Adam Criddle and Greg Kaiser. Total enrollment last summer was 62 players. Players were from Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe, and Raleigh counties and Detroit, Michi- gan. Kids' Run June 9 At Ronceverte There will be a 1-mile Kids run Saturday, June 9 during the Third Annual Ronceverte River Fe~,~Val. There will also be a five-mile adult run. Registration at the Island Park Skating Rink is 7 a.m. for the 8 and under; 9 to 12 and 13-14 age groups. Trophies go to the top male and female overall and to the top two in each age group. The course is on level ground. Registration fee is $3 prior to June 5; $5 thereafter. The adult race starts at 8:30 a.m. Trophies go to the top three male and female overall and to the top two in each age group as follows: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50- 59, 60 and over. The five-mile course is mostly level with one short hill. Entry fees are $6 prior to June 5 and $11 afterwards. Tee shirts will be given all partici- pants. Checks should be made pay- able to Greenbrier County Emer- gency Ambulance. The races are sponsored by Humana Hospital Greenbrier Valley. Entry blanks may be obtained at the Information Center located in the Ronceverte Public Library on West Main Street. Tennis Lessons Set For June For Girls .............. ==---- College Women's Bas- :h Russell Hill has an- there will be a basketball The Third Annual Ronceverte girls on the Concord Col- River Festival Bike Race, sponsored rtPus this summer. Theby Crawford's Food Center, will be held June 15-19 for held Sunday, June 10, beginning at ~18. 8:30 a.m. The 12-mile race will be- gin in downtown Ronceverte accord- ) features of the fcamlP ing to Steve Cooke, race director. team consmts o y A team will have no Entry fees are $12 before June 6 This assures every and $15 afterwards. Fees are non- playing time during refundable. All entrants will receive eornpelition. Basketball in- T-shirts. Checks should be made and team play will be payable to the Ronceverte River ~rdi g to age and experi- Festival, P. O. Box 435, Ronceverte indi ddual. 24970. 'd College players willMale and female age groups: 19 =imp counselors. Coaches and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49:50 ;elLrs will stay in the resi- and over. with the campers. Further information may be ob- res may be obtained by tained from the Information Center, :Uss,~lt Hill, Basketball Ronceverte Public Library, West )ncor( College, Athens,Main Street or by calling Steve r Calling 384-5347. Cooke, 647-5884. ssenger Brings You News i Lewisburg's Recreation Depart- ment wilt again offer tennis lessons this summer. Mac Park, certified through the United States Profes- sional Tennis Registry, will be the instructor. Anyone interested in taking les- sons should be at the Lewisburg tennis courts June 4 at 6:30 p.m. In case of rain, the meeting will be held Tuesday, June 5. *STATE FAIRGROUNDS* U.S. 219 SOUTH *LEWISBURG, WEST VIRGINIA* Fri 6-9 P.M. Sat. 10-7 P.M. * Sun. 1-5 P.M. PERRY'S CUSTOM FENCING Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Residential - Comme?ial . Chain Link Rail Fence Dog Pens Runs Picket Privacy Barriers Tennis Fence FREE ESTIMATES 645"6587 FROM 6 STATES ] |: .NO . oRO?UC O S : ;I ]-he Mountaineer Horseshoe Club will host the Mountaineer Open Horseshoe Tournament June 2 and 3 at Island Park, Ronceverte. This sanctioned tournament is open to all National Horseshoe Pitchers Asso- ciation (NHPA) members. Anyone may join the NHPA prior to the tour- nament. Pitchers may use their high tour- nament average for the past year or pitch 50 shoes to qualify (if they have not pitched in a tournament). Deadline for entering and qualifying is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2. Tour- nament pitching wilt begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be several classes for men, one class for women and one class for juniors if enough entries. The women's and iunior's classes will be held only if there are four or more entries per class. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. If you would like more information, phone tournament director, Bob Baker, 647-4721. Mini-baseball Camp The City of Lewisburg will again sponsor a Mini-baseball Camp for boys and girls,8 to 12 years of age, June 19 through June 21 at Hollowelt Park. Contact Lewisb urg City Hall For details, i Let the Know About Your Sports Bike Trekkers For Lung Association Mountain bike trekkers raised $21,600 for the American Lung As- sociation of West Virginia on a 90- mile trip last weekend. Sixty trekkers from West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia partici- pated in the third annual Mother's Day Bike Trek in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties. The three-day excursion started May 11 with a ride up Cheat Moun- tain to Whitaker Station on the Cass Scenic Railroad. After biking down the mountain, the trekkers followed the Greenbrier River Trail with over- night stops in Marlinton and Camp Anthony. The trek completed May 13 with a tour and candlelight Mother's Day ceremony in Organ Cave. At the winners' circle celebration May 12, 16 trekkers were honored for raising $350 and more in pledges. George Sively, reported to be the ..... oldest trekker on the trip and owner of Organ Cave, was voted outstand- ing trekker by popular vote. Mr "Sively charmed the group with his skin-tight tiger print biking pants and unshakable good humor, according to a news release from the Ameri- can Lung Association. Radio Station WJLS of Beckley was the first recipient of a traveling award for the radio station that both sponsors a trekker and raises the most money. Disc jockeys Bob West and Greg White raised more than $2,500 in pledges for the event and participated in the trek. Christy McKinnon and George Lilly biked the trail and videotaped for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill. The tape will be used to promote next year's trek as well as mountain biking in ,,general. In its third year, the American Lung Association Mother's Day Bike Trek has tripled both in the number of participants and income each year. The proceeds will support the association's educational programs for lung disease prevention, smok- ing cessation, and coping with asthma and chronic lung disease. '1 think the enormous growth in the event is telling us that mountain biking has great potential in West Virginia," said Lucian Schrader, Lung Association director of devel- opment and trek organizer, at the c e~ebration. "It is our hope that in promoting the annual Mother's Day Bike Trek, we will prompt others to develop this multimillion dollar busi- ness for the state." Several local organizations and individuals assisted with the trek. Gil Willis provided biking instructions and assistance; the Greenbrier Jay- cees, the Elk River Touring Center, and the Telephone Pioneers all helped host the trekkers. PLANTING NURSER REGULAR ADMISSION $2.50 *2.00 WITH THIS AD GOOD FOR ALL SESSIONS CHILDREN PAY ADULT PRICE Hole== ate mollusks and ate re- other shellfish. lhoy ate not )E dry areas. ~) cloudy hu- d Check for gatden at nigh! by remedies which bodied on US ursery )s open 8:00 am to your gar- BENEFITS LIONS SIGHT CONSERVATION AND CHILDREN'S CHARITIES $2.00 off per gallon on all Exterior Product Give your home long-lasting beauty with weather- resistant MoorGard Low-Lustre Latex House Paint. Choose from over 1600 custom and ready- Benjamin mixed colors, _'J~j i 422 EDGAR AVE. RONCEvERTE, W.VA. 647-5353